ARL Academy Fellows at UNC

ARL is partnering with three LIS schools — UNC at Chapel Hill, Catholic University of America and Simmons College — to identify, recruit and support students who enter a library science master’s program with advanced degrees from other fields.

Principal Investigator: Joanne Gard Marshall

Educating Librarians in the Middle East: Building Bridges for the 21st Century: ELIME-21

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in conjunction with the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, established a new program, “Educating Librarians in the Middle East: Building Bridges for the 21st Century: ELIME-21”, which will lead to the establishment of graduate level LIS programs adapted to meet the local needs of two Middle Eastern universities, the American University in Cairo and Al Akhawayn University in Morocco. To achieve this objectives of this IMLS funded project, SILS will recruit a cohort of doctoral students into a specialized PhD program that incorporates both coursework about the Middle East and its culture, and an internship at one of the partner institutions as components. SILS faculty and ELIME-21 doctoral students will work with an advisory committee and key individuals from the two Middle Eastern universities to develop plans for a master’s level LIS program and will teach the first courses in each program. This project will address the urgent need for preparing future U.S. library educators with a greater familiarity with the Middle East and, at the same time, will assist in the training of librarians in a region of the world of critical importance to the United States.

Principle Investigator: Barbara Moran and Javed Mostafa

TRLN Doctoral Fellows Program

The TRLN Doctoral Fellows Program is a collaborative effort of SILS and the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), comprising the libraries of Duke University, North Carolina Central University (NCCU), North Carolina State University (NCSU) and UNC at Chapel Hill.

Fellows are full-time doctoral students who spend 20 hours a week throughout the year in the assigned academic library. This collaboration between SILS and the TRLN libraries will allow fellows to explore linking research to library and information practice.

Principal Investigator: Joanne Gard Marshall